Five teens, aged 12 to 16, charged with killing musician

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The five juveniles are accused of shooting 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets outside his home in north Nashville on Thursday afternoon.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department announced in a press release on Friday that the five have been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets.

Prosecutors plan to charge them as adults, the Nashville Tennessean reported.

Police said Yorlets was shot outside of the home, but he was able to make it back inside.

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Five teenagers were arrested early Friday morning in the killing of a former Belmont University student and singer in West Nashville.

Police recovered two stolen, loaded pistols after tracking the juveniles to a Walmart. "It is believed that he was fatally shot after he refused". "We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon his legacy is here to stay", the band said. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. The other two are boys, a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old.

Police say they recovered a loaded 9 mm pistol, which had been reported stolen as well as a second loaded and stolen pistol.

According to the Post, the teens "interacted" with Yorlets before taking his wallet and demanding his vehicle keys.

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"On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate Kyle Yorlets", the band wrote.

Witnesses near the scene of the arrest told police they saw three juveniles get out of the pickup truck.

"Outside of this, please send prayer and good thoughts towards the Yorlets family, his girlfriend, his friends and extended work families". A gun and a stolen vehicle were found with the kids. Following the tragic news, Yorlets' bandmates in Carverton posted a heartfelt statement on Facebook. They have been booked into juvenile detention.

Yorlets was a Belmont University graduate, originally from Pennsylvania, police said.

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A colleague from the restaurant Pastaria, where Yortlets worked, spoke out saying he was "such a kind and forgiving person".